Dynamic and participatory methods and media when working with visualization in product development
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Visualization has been highlighted as a highly useful approach for product development that is characterized by both complexity and uncertainty, but research on the subject is limited and few delve into details on how to visualize. This paper investigates pedagogical processes when working with visual management in product development by focusing on challenges and solutions when handling interfaces between departments.
The traditional, mainstream techniques for project and product development (e.g. Gannt charts) produce visual images that have been criticized for their static nature and inability to function in projects with difficult interdependencies and changing prerequisites. By taking a reflective approach and codifying knowledge developed in the field, this paper investigates how visualization can be used to handle two challenges: physical barriers and personal as well as departmental differences. The paper proposes that an extended view of visualization is useful in this kind of product development. This means that visualization is handled as a dynamic and participatory process where multi-dimensional methods and media are used to stimulate multiple senses so that project participants can explore and exploit knowledge, and form a shared mental model of the project.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51879OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-51879DiVA: diva2:278022